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Correspondence between D. Bruce Peebles, Tay House, Bonnington, Edinburgh and Peter Carmichael

Contents include notes on a meeting in London of the Gas Institute followed by a visit to Paris for an exhibition on gas engines; ascent of the Eiffel Tower and in the captive balloon; visit to Rouen; family matters; discussions on Free Trade and Fair Trade; the role of locomotives in civilising and equalising societies; poem by DBP in which he rails against bombings, bloodshed and cattle maiming, to be submitted to the Scotsman in protest at an official event in Edinburgh involving Charles Parnell. Death of Mr Geekie. An accident at the old mill at St Roques; dock strikes in London and strikes at Bristol Gas Works ' 133 pouring socialistic ideas into the ears of ignorant men'; the patenting of a gas governor; progress in Forth Bridge construction; death of DBP's brother James in Alloa; DBP to become a director of a Scottish Electric Light Company, the object of which is to light up an area in Edinburgh - his son Arthur to be an electrical engineer; mention of a paper given by Professor Ewing and a William Low on electricity; travels; art exhibitions; Freedom of the City of Edinburgh to Stanley, 11th June, 1890; trains between Edinburgh and Dundee and the delays of trains on the single track Newtyle line; panic in London's money markets that might affect Baxter Bros; comments on an illustrated lecture by DBP to include a slide of Sitting Bull, the Sioux chief with whom he shook hands at Bismark, Dakota

Executry of Robert Taws, flax spinner and merchant and manufacturer in Dundee, died [1861?].

Executry of Robert Taws, flax spinner and merchant and manufacturer in Dundee, died [1861?]. Only 19 pages used - no inventory. 1861-1862. Includes an envelope containing: /1 Minute by Trustees - dated 4 June 1937. /2 Minute by the Trustees - dated 7 December 1938. /3 Clearance Certificate by Estate Duty Office - dated 31 December 1936 [for the John Sharp who died in February, 1895]. /4 Extract registered Discharge by the Trustees of the late John Sharp of Dalnaglar and others in favour of the Trustees of the late John Sharp of Balmuir of legacy and share of residue liferent by the late Miss Christina Sharp, 29 March, 1940. [pp.276-299]. /5 Continuation of Extract registered Discharge by the Trustees of the late John Sharp of Dalnaglar and others in favour of the Trustees of the late John Sharp of Balmuir of legacy and share of residue liferent by the late Miss Christina Sharp, 29 March, 1940. [pp.300-323]. /6 Continuation of Extract registered Discharge by the Trustees of the late John Sharp of Dalnaglar and others in favour of the Trustees of the late John Sharp of Balmuir of legacy and share of residue liferent by the late Miss Christina Sharp, 29 March, 1940. [pp.324-325]. Also includes documents: "Discharge by Miss Joyce Alison Holmes and others in favour of the Trustees of the late John Sharp of Balmuir and Dalnaglar of part of residue of Estate liferent by the late Mrs Winifried Margaret Sharp or Walker," dated 4 March, 1963. Also "Trust Disposition and Settlement and codicil by Charles William Walker", dated 22 October 1960. Registered 26 August, 1964.

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